Women's Rights
Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls of many societies worldwide. In some places, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavi...
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Dr. Ahmed on the reaction to Ivanka, Melania in Saudi Arabia
'In the Land of Invisible Women' author and Muslim scholar Dr. Qanta Ahmed provides insight
19th Amendment Adopted - Aug 26, 1920
America’s woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.
Pakistan Advisory Body Suggests Men 'Lightly Beat' Wives Who Refuse Sex
A powerful constitutional body in Pakistan proposed legislation last week that would allow husbands to "lightly beat" their wives who decline sex or refuse to wear what their mates prefer.
Brazil: More Than 30 Men Involved in Gang Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl
Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.
Margaret Cho: ‘I was raped continuously through my teenage years’
"I didn’t even understand it was abuse, because I was too young to know,” she said.
Julian Assange: Police Removed From Outside Ecuadorian Embassy
Scotland Yard says it still intends to arrest WikiLeaks founder if he leaves embassy but it is ‘no longer proportionate’ to monitor building. Scotland Yard has called off its multimillion pound 24-hou...
Islamic State Militants Blow Up Ancient Arch Of Triumph In Palmyra, Antiquities Chief Says
Militants from the Islamic State group (IS) have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief says. Maamoun Abdulkarim said sou...
Leader Of Islamic State Took American Hostage As Sexual Slave
The leader of the Islamic State personally kept a 26-year-old American woman as a hostage and raped her repeatedly, according to U.S. officials and her family. The family of Kayla Mueller said in an i...
35 Bill Cosby Accusers Tell Their Stories
One by one, they came forward, finding safety in their staggering number and a world that was finally ready to believe them.
5 Insanely Creepy Stories Of The World Wars
Hitler’s ugly romance with blue eyes and blonde hair is well known and documented in the history books. This romance manifested itself in a variety of different shapes and forms; most notable among al...
Bill Cosby’s Wife Says Accusers ‘Consented’ To Drugs And Sex
Bill Cosby’s wife knows her husband is a serial philanderer, but believes his scores of accusers consented to drugs and sex, two confidants of the couple say. “Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill ...
Feminists want us to define these ugly sexual encounters as rape. Don’t let them.
We need to stop prosecuting bad behavior as rape. There was the time when, 19 and naive, I was guilt-tripped into entirely unwanted physical intimacies with a much older married man. And the time, thr...
Bill Cosby Admits He Gave Woman Quaaludes Then Had Sex In Newly Released 2005 Court Papers
Ten years ago, Bill Cosby said he gave Quaaludes to a young woman he then had sex with and "other people" as well, according to court documents unsealed Monday by a Pennsylvania judge. "I meet Ms. [na...
Women scholars in Egypt reflect on the intersection of Islam and feminism
Islamic feminists in many Muslim-majority countries have spent years studying and interpreting Islamic texts, especially the passages concerning divorce, inheritance and child custody. In Egypt, three...
Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all » The Spectator
If the cries of ‘Je suis Charlie’ were sincere, the western world would be convulsed with worry and anger about the Wallström affair. It has all the ingredients for a clash-of-civilisations confrontat...
Early reforms under Islam
Many social changes took place under Islam between 610 and 661, including the period of Muhammad's mission and the rule of his four immediate successors who established the Rashidun Caliphate.Historia...
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Women in Islam
Women in Islam are guided by primary Islamic sources of personal law, namely the Quran and hadiths, as well as secondary sources such as the ijma, qiyas, ijtihad in form such as fatwas; the secondary ...
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Islamic feminism
Islamic feminism is a form of feminism concerned with the role of women in Islam. It aims for the full equality of all Muslims, regardless of gender, in public and private life. Islamic feminists advo...
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Sex segregation and Islam
Gender segregation and Islam refers to the issue of the separation of men and boys from women and girls in social settings in Muslim countries and communities. Gender segregation is often enshrined in...
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Women's suffrage
Women's suffrage (also known as woman suffrage) is the right of women to vote and to stand for electoral office. Limited voting rights were gained by women in Sweden, Finland and some western U.S....
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United Nations Security Council resolution
A United Nations Security Council resolution is a UN resolution adopted by the fifteen members of the Security Council; the UN body charged with "primary responsibility for the maintenance of internat...
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Maputo Protocol
The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, better known as the Maputo Protocol, guarantees comprehensive rights to women including the right to ...
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Rape
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration perpetrated against a person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by phy...
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War rape
Wartime sexual violence is rape or other forms of sexual violence committed by combatants during armed conflict or war or military occupation often as spoils of war; but sometimes, particularly in eth...
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Rwandan Genocide
The Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority. During the approximate 100-day period from April 7, 1994, to mid-July, an esti...
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Crimes against humanity
Crimes against humanity, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum, "are particularly odious offences in that they constitute a serious attack on human...
Islam and clothing
The Arabic word hijab has a literal translation into the word “veil”. Adherents of Islam believe that it was originally implemented by Allah in order to secure Mohammed’s privacy and create a distinct...
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Female political leaders in Islam and in Muslim-majority countries
Modern developments in the twentieth century brought more Muslim women into the political sphere. Movements for Muslim women to seek roles in national leadership have increased rapidly. Influxes of we...
Female political leaders in Islam and in Muslim-majority countries - Wikipedia